The strange case of the Vindman twins (Alexander and Yevgeny) should be examined in the light of Bolton’s Roi du Soleil management style.
In July 2018, three months or so after becoming President Trump’s national security adviser, Bolton hired both Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as a Ukraine policy specialist for the National Security Council and his identical twin brother, Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, as deputy legal counsel in the NSC’s “ethics” office.
Bolton is totally responsible for this pair of unusual hires. There is no explaining this strange duo of appointments as something that the bureaucracy simply slipped over on Bolton. That is not Bolton’s way.
Anyone who has been involved in national security affairs in Republican administrations since 1981 knows that it is impossible that the Vindman brothers were given sensitive jobs in Bolton’s NSC without Bolton having become assured of their usefulness and loyalty to Bolton and his agenda. Both the Ukraine policy and the “ethics attorney” slots are of vast personal priority to Bolton.On the face of it, it is very odd for any administration to hire a pair of identical twin Army lieutenant colonels to work at the very same time in the same office in any part of the government, much less on the elite, super-sensitive National Security Council staff. Concerns over conflicts of interest are magnified when one of the identical twins is an “ethics counsel” privy both to allegations and self-disclosures of sensitive financial data and any legally and ethically questionable actions by NSC staffers.
In Washington, if a person in Yevgeny’s position and with his political bias breaks the seal of the confessional, he doesn’t get excommunicated; he gets lionized in the mainstream media.
Given the bizarre situation Bolton had brought about with the twins serving in sensitive positions on his staff, one might have expected that Alexander and Yevgeny would have recused themselves from dealing with one another in any fashion that could be construed as a possible conflict of interests.
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I suppose it’s possible both the Vindman’s were unwitting dupes used by Bolton but, if this scenario is true, most likely they knew what they were supposed to do. That being the case, they would have let Schiff know, if he didn’t already know. THAT being the case, Schiff would not have given up trying to get Bolton to testify when HE controlled the process, nor would Bolton have hesitated.
I don’t think Bolton is the villain here.
Bolton is a neo-conservative in that he is almost never opposed to getting us into another war.
Because of his viewpoint, after Trump fired him, the president said, if I’d listened to him (Bolton) we’d be in World War 6 by now.
That all being the case, it was only a matter of time before Bolton and Trump went separate ways.
The coup plotters, in Deep State, had only a short period of time to insert all sorts of Trump haters close enough to the president to do him harm.
That these twins used Bolton makes more sense than that Bolton used them.
Eric (the whistleblower) C and others plotted it all out over many months using whoever they could to get Trump as planned.
That’s probably why, under cross at the House impeachment query, so many of them had to admit they really were going on hunches and presumptions.
Those were your useful idiots.
The Vindman bros and Eric C were not useful idiots.
They actually thought they could pull off a coup.
Was Bolton lying in August on video when he said everything about Trump and the Ukraine was handled just fine?
If he says something different now, he’s a proven liar and a useless witness anyway.
@Meremortal: Democrats don’t care about lies. They NEED them.